The past 12 months have been a hugely successful at Seven and we’d like to take this opportunity to thank our clients and brands we’ve been fortunate enough to work with.
2016 saw our headcount grow by six across our FMCG and Retail teams. With this came new clients – Pizza Hut, Welcome Break, Huawei, ABF, Everyman, Muller and Turtle Bay to name a few. We took time out to really invest in our clients, to understand what they needed and didn’t need in their recruitment partner. What followed was a team focused on research and client understanding and as a result we gained PSL status with some great innovative and established brands – Innocent, Hovis, Muller and Beiersdorf amongst others.
2016 recorded our largest sales turnover in our 13-year history!
We’ve listened and delivered a recruitment partner that;
Last year saw huge investment in our consultants by teaming up with accredited bodies such as the REC, Enabling Change and Team Insights. Four of our new consultants were certified on the REC’s Business Development Planning program with another three attending in February 2017.
We’ve had a record top biller who has been with us since 2010 and outperformed all three of our Directors! Their success is the result of not only hard work but the ability to engage with clients on a commercial level, understanding the challenges they face and worked parallel to them in identifying key talent.
Since our MBO in 2015 our three Directors have made every effort to involve all members of staff in the strategic development of the business. We’ve since seen a drive in accountability followed by recognition and promotion of several of our Consultants to grow their own teams as Managing Consultants.
Happy consultants: Half our workforce has been with Seven for 5+ years! Why? It’s not just their love for changing candidates lives… and their commission; we’ve strived to develop an honest and open office culture to encourage our consultants in becoming experts within their respective fields.
Strong relationships: We’ve maintained a number of client relationships for over 14 years as a result of delivering on our promises. Our team have become trustworthy, conscientious and skilled consultants who take ownership. They continually look for new ways to approach recruitment, applying new and innovative techniques to build their understanding and strategy of the industry in which they work. Becoming true business partners is instrumental to the success and growth of our business.
“Service was faultless” “Open, honest, supportive recruiter” “Excellent”
“Took a genuine interest in my career aspirations” “Professional and personable”
“Very well networked – from North to South and Food Service through to Retail”
“Clearly passionate about what they do” “Seven went above and beyond”
“A breath of fresh air”
We now have an ambitious but also realistic business plan to significantly increase both the turnover and size of our team in London and Leeds providing further opportunities for progression and development. Building on our commitment to deliver a quality service we will further our investment in our team to ensure they become true Brand Ambassadors for our Clients and offer a more consultative approach to our candidates.
We work in sales so everyone here is driven collectively by success and targets. That said 2017 is about honing in on our consultant’s individual needs. We’ll look beyond the day job and focus on appreciation, flexibility, family, time out, added value and local community engagement.
If you’ve liked what you’ve read and are interested in a confidential chat please get in touch with our team on 0845 437 9770 or email firstname.lastname@example.org